The once mighty search company Yahoo! has fallen on some rough times as of late, but yesterday the company was the buzz of the Internet. As Andrew Ross Sorking and Evelyn M. Rusli of the New York Times report:
Marissa Mayer, one of the top executives at Google, will be the next chief of Yahoo, making her one of the most prominent women in Silicon Valley and corporate America.
The appointment of Ms. Mayer is consider a coup for Yahoo, which has struggled in recent years to attract top talent in its battle with competitors. One of the few public faces of Google, Ms. Mayer, 37, has been responsible for the look and feel of some of the search company’s most popular products.
Here’s something cool: As Ms. Mayer takes on her new roll, she’s also pregnant.